This must-have reference is a unique exploration of how the individual notion of 'self' and related constructs, such as early schemas and attachment styles, impact on psychopathology, psychotherapy processes and treatment outcomes for psychological disorders across DSM-5, such as depression, bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, anxiety and trauma, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, autism, personality disorders, gender identity disorder, dementia and somatic problems such as chronic fatigue syndrome. It discusses the role of the concept of self in a wide range of existing theoretical and treatment frameworks, and relates these to real-life clinical issues and treatment implications. Emphasizing the importance of integrating an awareness of self constructs into evidence-based conceptual models, it offers alternative practical intervention techniques, suggesting a new way forward in advancing our understanding of psychological disorders and their treatment.
• Provides an up-to-date overview of existing literature on the concept of self from a social psychological, clinical, personality, cognitive, philosophical, neuroscientific and experimental perspective, enhancing the reader's understanding of the concept and factors influencing the development of the self
• Organized by chapters addressing specific psychological and cognitive disorders, making it an easy-to-use reference whilst also providing a comprehensive overview of the role of self in different disorders
• Covers all major approaches that have a widespread practitioner base and that have existing or emerging evidence bases, including psychological and cognitive disorders representing major groups within diagnostic taxonomies such as the DSM-5
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Part I. Introduction and Concepts:
1. The self in psychological disorders: an introduction Michael Kyrios
2. The self-concept: theory and research Sunil S. Bhar and Michael Kyrios
3. Adult attachment and self-related processes Mario Mikulincer and Guy Doron
Part II. The Self in Treatment Frameworks:
4. Working with the future: a psychodynamic-integrative approach to treatment Golan Shahar and Moran Schiller
5. Finding the self in a cognitive behavioural perspective David A. Clark
6. The self in acceptance and commitment therapy Robert D. Zettle
7. The self in schema therapy Eshkol Rafaeli, Offer Maurer, Gal Lazarus and Nathan C. Thoma
Part III. The Self in Specific Psychological Disorders:
8. The self in depression Patrick Luyten and Peter Fonagy
9. The self in bipolar disorder Nuwan D. Leitan
10. The self in social anxiety Bree Gregory, Lorna Peters and Ronald M. Rapee
11. The self in post-traumatic stress disorder Mardi J. Horowitz and Monica A. Sicilia
12. Self processes in obsessive compulsive disorder Claire Ahern and Michael Kyrios
13. The self in the obsessive compulsive-related disorders: hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and trichotillomania Richard Moulding, Serafino G. Mancuso, Imogen Rehm and Maja Nedeljkovic
14. Self-regulation in disordered gambling: a comparison with alcohol and substance use disorders Simone N. Rodda, Kate Hall, Petra K. Staiger and Nicki A. Dowling
15. The self in autism Istvan Molnar-Szakacs and Lucina Q. Uddin
16. Basic self disturbance in the schizophrenia spectrum: a review and future directions Barnaby Nelson, Louis A. Sass and Josef Parnas
17. Painful incoherence: the self in borderline personality disorder Giovanni Liotti and Benedetto Farina
18. The self in obsessive compulsive personality disorder Maja Nedeljkovic, Richard Moulding, Michael Kyrios and Stephanie Mathews
19. The self in chronic fatigue syndrome Stefan Kempke, Eline Coppens, Patrick Luyten and Boudewijn Van Houdenhove
20. The self in eating disorders Christopher Basten and Stephen Touyz
21. The self in dementia Lisa S. Caddell
22. The self in gender dysphoria: a developmental perspective Kenneth J. Zucker and Doug P. VanderLaan
Part IV. Conclusions and Future Directions:
23. Future directions in examining the self in psychological disorders Michael Kyrios, Richard Moulding, Sunil S. Bhar, Guy Doron, Maja Nedeljkovic and Mario Mikulincer
Michael Kyrios, Sunil S. Bhar, Mario Mikulincer, Guy Doron, Golan Shahar, Moran Schiller, David A. Clark, Robert D. Zettle, Eshkol Rafaeli, Offer Maurer, Gal Lazarus, Nathan C. Thoma, Patrick Luyten, Peter Fonagy, Nuwan D. Leitan, Bree Gregory, Lorna Peters, Ronald M. Rapee, Mardi J. Horowitz, Monica A. Sicilia, Claire Ahern, Richard Moulding, Serafino G. Mancuso, Imogen Rehm, Maja Nedeljkovic, Simone N. Rodda, Kate Hall, Petra K. Staiger, Nicki A. Dowling, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Lucina Q. Uddin, Barnaby Nelson, Louis A. Sass, Josef Parnas, Giovanni Liotti, Benedetto Farina, Stephanie Mathews, Stefan Kempke, Eline Coppens, Boudewijn Van Houdenhove, Christopher Basten, Stephen Touyz, Lisa S. Caddell, Kenneth J. Zucker, Doug P. VanderLaan
About the Editors:
Michael Kyrios is Professor and Director at the Research School of Psychology, Australian National University, Canberra.
Richard Moulding is Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology at Deakin University, Melbourne.
Guy Doron is Associate Professor at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel.
Sunil S. Bhar is Associate Professor and Deputy Chair at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
Maja Nedeljkovic is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
Mario Mikulincer, Professor of Psychology, is the Provost of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and founding Dean of the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Herzliya, Israel.